One man is in custody after an eight hour standoff with police in Fort Edward. Erin Moran was on the scene and has the story.
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- A hectic night came to an end Sunday morning after police were involved in a standoff in Fort Edward for eight hours.
"Around one this morning, a 911 call was placed for shots fired and a fight in progress," said Fort Edward Police Chief Justin Derway.
Ford Edward police dashed around the corner from their precinct off Broadway to Notre Dame Street, where they found witnesses who said a drunk man had crashed a party and was asked to leave. He did, but he came back with a weapon.
Derway said, "After making a statement that he was going to get a gun. He actually displayed the gun and then fired a shot from the rifle in the area. They don't know if they actually fired at them or if it was just in the area."
Fortunately no one was hurt. After shooting, he ran back to his home at 36 Notre Dame Street and police surrounded the building.
"Our officers tried to make contact with him by using a PA and sirens. The subject did not answer," Derway said.
Homes nearby were evacuated and Notre Dame, as well as Rogers Street, were completely shut down to traffic. Residents received alerts about the situation through Washington County's hyper reach system. Around 9 a.m. Sunday, police say he sobered up and surrendered peacefully.
"He had gone back inside and was highly intoxicated. He had actually passed out after the incident. But, obviously, with the presence of a weapon and the fact he had already fired one round, we had to take all the precautions," Derway said. "Obviously precautions led to the best outcome you could have. He was taken into custody, he wasn't hurt, none of us were hurt and no one else was hurt.
He's been arrested and is in custody. Police will not release his name until charges are officially filed, but say there have been incidents with him before.